Science of Flexibility (2nd Edition) / Edition 2

Science of Flexibility (2nd Edition) / Edition 2

by Alter, Michael J. Alter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0873229770

ISBN-13: 9780873229777

Pub. Date: 04/01/1996

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

Science of Flexibility has long been considered the leading reference on the topic, and this second edition reaffirms that status. No other book covers these concepts and principles better.

Based on the latest research, this completely revised and updated edition includes five new chapters, nearly doubling the content. These chapters discuss

  • the

Overview

Science of Flexibility has long been considered the leading reference on the topic, and this second edition reaffirms that status. No other book covers these concepts and principles better.

Based on the latest research, this completely revised and updated edition includes five new chapters, nearly doubling the content. These chapters discuss

  • the hypermobility of joints,
  • joint manipulation and chiropractic adjustment,
  • controversial stretches,
  • the relationship of stretching and special populations, and
  • the functionality of stretching and flexibility for specific sports and health conditions.
In the first few chapters, readers will learn about factors that limit flexibility, such as the titin filament in muscle, plasticity in the spinal cord's neural circuits, and the influence of circadian cycles.

The remaining chapters discuss how such limiting factors can be modified to enhance joint range of motion. These chapters feature a variety of techniques to enhance flexibility throughout the body.

With more than 1,400 scholarly and professional references and over 200 illustrations, photos, and tables, Science of Flexibility is invaluable for

    exercise scientists,
  • health and fitness professionals,
  • athletic trainers,
  • sport physical therapists and chiropractors,
  • massage therapists, and
  • instructors and practitioners of dance, yoga, and the martial arts.
It's also an excellent textbook for physical therapy, massage therapy, and other professional therapy training programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873229777
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
8.86(w) x 11.34(h) x 1.18(d)

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